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Dick Tracy Movie Serial Chapter 9


Published 1937




Producer Nat Levine
Audio/Visual sound, b/w


Reviews

Reviewer: Fireball Steve Zodiac - - May 22, 2008
Subject: Great series
If not just for the special effects. They have good miniatures that they work with and whoever was in charge of continuity did a great job, even when there are edits right in the middle of a bar fight, they kept in mind where things were flying in the air before going to the next clip so you see it flying in the air there too. @jimelena (a year later), Oscar and Elmer I believe were the 2 country guys driving along in chapter 3, Dick jumps onboard their car much to their surprise, and he jumps back off again a few minutes later. It was typical for all of the above-the-line characters to be in the credits of each serial even if they only appeared in one episode. It is action packed too and lots of cool video of interesting planes, and blimps, and interesting sci-fi rays, and tactically timing evil characters who all meet dismal dooms deservingly. I am binge-ing on the whole series at the moment. Dick even has a special ring that has a miniature knife, but it's enough to cut the bonds the bad guys tie him up with. I don't know what chapter that was in. He avoids bullets, ropes, crashing planes, crushing boats, gnashing teeth bad guys, anti-aircraft fire and so much more. The excitement is unbearable, I have to go back and watch more.
Reviewer: jimelena - - July 26, 2007
Subject: Now this is different
I finally figured out who Oscar and Elmer are, the are the alter egos of Lou Fulton. A character actor that assumed these names, or combinations of these names, in many B movies. Weird!
Dick survives the crash landing by parachuting, just like in previous episodes.
But at the end of this one the writers come up with a completely new idea. Dick crashes in a blimp.
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